June 2010 Blog Posts (116)

"A Universe Without Meaning" from Atheist Climber blog



We as a species tend to think of ourselves as pretty special. We have mental abilities that far surpass those of any other creature on earth, and we have social structures that we can maintain without constant infighting or always resorting to violence and territorial squabbles. We have a natural tendency toward togetherness and community where each of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 21, 2010 at 12:05am — 3 Comments

Atheists' lives too easy

I'm a bit bored after finishing school (weird) and wanted to talk about something.

I am not sure how Gary Wells can state something so obvious ("It's up to you," Letters/Jan. 22) and receive so much flak. He is, if anything, too lenient on the Bible bashers, seeing them as only being too into themselves and being lax in seeing the harm they do. Dino Wenino's Jan. 27 letter nit picks Gary's "Lord" to pretty well say the same thing as Gary.

Being more interested in how…

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Added by Natasha Kenny on June 20, 2010 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

An excellent response to some infamous twitter theists

If you are an atheist on twitter, you probably already know about such people as @prophetwriter, @heidiraff, @JoeCienkowski, and @JuanitaBerguson. Many atheists on twitter spend a great deal of time arguing with them, ridiculing them, or being exasperated by them.



Yesterday,… Continue

Added by Todd on June 20, 2010 at 12:23pm — 7 Comments

Christians vs Evolution?

Almost every time I look at Think Atheist, I see people saying "You believe in a god? EVOLUTION! RAAAAGH!" and I look at my christian parents who just shrug. Why? Because the bible IS COMPATIBLE with evolution if taken properly. Even creationism. God created the universe in 7 god-days. What's a god-day? Well a god-day can be like a million years, or 5 seconds. So it's an un-definable time period.


'Day' 1: Big bang, formation of celestial…
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Added by Timothy Gentle on June 20, 2010 at 12:09pm — 14 Comments

How Silly!

Hello, My name is Lucy. I am new to Think Atheist! I really don't know what to write at this time, so I thought I could share something I did that made me feel (lol) very silly.

Not too long ago I had a conversation about being an Atheist with my religous Aunt! Ofcourse she asked me why did I feel I was an Atheist and I told her there is no proof "God" exsist amoung many other reasons. (LOL) My aunt however give me reasons why he did exsist. Reason I dont remember because they…

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Added by Lucy on June 20, 2010 at 9:28am — 7 Comments

Atheist and want to hold Public Office? GO FOR IT!



Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician from the state of California. A Democrat, he has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1973 (37 years), currently representing California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda County. Currently he is the sixth most senior Representative as well as 8th most… Continue

Added by Rick on June 20, 2010 at 5:39am — 1 Comment

So how many types of Christians are there?

because I'm a loser I was on a dating site and part of the profile was religion.

It lists out religions I've never heard of.

As well as Christian - this, Christian - that. After like 10, it has Christian - other.



How many f'ing branches of "Christian" are there?!!? Why do people feel the need to label themselves a dozen different ways?

Even though you all believe in the same god and the same bible, you all have your own pieces of the bible you believe and follow? Is that… Continue

Added by Desirai on June 19, 2010 at 8:38pm — 2 Comments

Montreal Bound

Damn!! I just checked my Yahoo email to find a message on which I thought I was still waiting. I have been communicating with the planning committee for the Atheist Alliance International 2010 North American Convention over the past few months regarding the Freethought Film Festival Foundation screening a film at the convention. I wanted to wait for a go ahead from AAI to announce the…

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Added by Andrea Steele on June 19, 2010 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

Label atheism a thought crime

Why in the name of God (oops sorry, didn't mean to be so insensitive/offensive), does RTE give an entire 'Liveline' over to a tiny rump of deranged atheists to spout their puerile propaganda? Just what is their gripe?

Well it turns out they are annoyed at the prospect that proposed legislation will make it an offence to gratuitously offend religion: in reality, Catholicism (their big bogeyman). The big question is, though, what kind of ideology gets it…

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Added by Natasha Kenny on June 19, 2010 at 5:34pm — 3 Comments

Oh the irony!

Just read an article on the Blues Brothers receiving recognition from the Vatican for their "Mission from God". The

Vatican Newspaper wrote a few articles on it for the movie's 30th anniversary, and one of articles they wrote has a line that says:



"...there is "no lack of evidence" that The Blues Brothers can be considered "a Catholic film."



Oh the sweet (or bitter?) irony.…



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Added by Mecca on June 19, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

On mythology in general

Ok all, I decided to write a general blog on mythology in general. Now as most of us atheists realize, we all(for the most part) think that the bible, both old and new testament are mythological stories. Now about that, I've read a fair amount of the bible, both old and new, and I think that they're nothing special. Not just in a supposed historical context that the events in the bible never took place, thanks to secular studies. But also, even when trying to look at in a mythological sense…

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Added by ryan benner on June 18, 2010 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Morality From God?

Added by girlatheist on June 18, 2010 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

Do Very Religious People Scare You?

Do religious people scare you?

Do their actions or their mannerisms raise the hair on the back of your neck?

A few years ago I saw a well known TV Preacher at a national political convention.

He had his "entourage" with him. I guess that’s the nice way of saying, “pack” like a pack of wolves.

The "vibrations" they gave off were the kind that made a person become very "vigilant." I’m saying that… Continue

Added by Rick on June 18, 2010 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

Get Ready for The Evangelist!!

The Evangelist has been selected from early/regular deadline film submissions as one of the features to be screened at the International Freethought Film Festival (new opening night target-Friday the 13th of May '11). An upcoming sneak preview of what to expect at the film festival will include a screening of The Evangelist...but right now I can't tell you when/where...I am respectfully waiting for confirmation that it is OK to release the info first...but the wait is killing me!!! I'm SO, SO… Continue

Added by Andrea Steele on June 17, 2010 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

61 year old man beaten to death by his family because he wanted to watch the Soccer and not a a gospel programme.

Here is the first paragraph to the article"



"A South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup football match instead of a religious programme was beaten to death by his family in

the north-eastern part of the country, police said."



For the rest, here is the link:…



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Added by Mecca on June 17, 2010 at 5:40pm — 2 Comments

Zeus-1 Jesus-0

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100616/ap_on_re_us/us_lightning_strikes_jesus_statue

I actually drove by this on my way up from spring break a couple of months ago. It's Touchdown Jesus, aka Big Butter Jesus aka I can't believe it's not Jesus. Here is what recently occured:

Before:

FILE - In this June 26, 2005 file photo, the ...

After:

Flames shoot up from the "King of King's" statue ...

Is it just me or…

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Added by EricT on June 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Family rejection

I was lucky, my family would never put religious belief before family, I'm the only heathen, but there is one Wiccan among us. But I have noted how many atheist have lost all ties with family because of religion. Now, I wonder, have any atheists rejected their family because they believe? I don't mean those family who make your lives a living hell by trying to constantly convert you, but have you or do you know of any atheists that have rejected family members simply because they choose to… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on June 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

WHAT IF..............God is Real..?

Throughout my life I've bounced from one religion or denomination to the next. Growing up Catholic but going to a Baptist school didn't help, and then attending to an all girls Catholic school confused me more. When I moved to the U.S I felt a great door opened, and I searched from one church to the next. Somehow I ended up converting to Judaism (agaisnt my parents will). And by destiny I went back to Christianity (Methodist). Last fall I took a philosophy class that opened my eyes to…

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Added by D.M Barrera on June 16, 2010 at 10:17pm — 8 Comments

"Science vs Religion?" from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber Blog

... or "Can Science Have a Positive Effect on Religion and Culture to Help Answer Questions of Morality?"

My previous blog Sam Harris: Science can answer moral… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 16, 2010 at 8:02pm — No Comments

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